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Lorene & Jeff

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Lorene & Jeff

Lorene and Jeff were married on Saturday December 10 in a gorgeous winter wedding at the Old Timer's Cabin in Edmonton. Despite temperatures dipping to around -25 celsius for most of the day, the wedding party and guests were nothing but smiles and big laughs. I met Jeff and his groomsmen at the Marriott Courtyard Downtown Hotel while Lacey met with Lorene and her bridesmaids in south Edmonton. From there the couple met at Victoria Park on the outskirts of the Edmonton River Valley for a romantic first look and formal photos with their wedding party. After being in the freezing cold for a couple of hours it was time to warm up at the Canadian Brewhouse in downtown Edmonton. The staff at the Brewhouse were amazing in letting us capture Lorene and Jeff on their wedding day in the same establishment that they met all those years ago. 

From there it was a quick detour to the Wayne Gretzky statue at Roger's Place before heading to the Old Timer's Cabin for the afternoon ceremony. Lorene and Jeff were married in front of family and friends while kept toasty by the stone fire place in the cabin. With beautiful Christmas decorations and elegant market lights illuminating the reception, it was a special evening that we were proud to be a part of. 

Congratulations Lorene and Jeff! 

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Molly & Steve | Engagement

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Molly & Steve | Engagement

We finished 2016 with an amazing engagement session with Molly and Steve at Pigeon Lake on December 17. The afternoon shoot was a blast of winter with temperatures ranging from -21 degrees celsius to -27 degrees celsius with the breeze blowing out on the frozen lake. Hot chocolate and blankets helped to keep everyone warm and add a layer of lake life to the session. Even with the cold weather this couple was nothing but smiles and laughs all afternoon. Pigeon Lake is a special place for Molly and Steve as this is where they have spent countless days and where they began dating. Congratulations to Molly and Steve. We are over the moon excited to tell the story of your love for one another and capture your wedding in September! 

 

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Joe and Natasha Become Mr and Mrs

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Joe and Natasha Become Mr and Mrs

There was no better way than to spend September long weekend watching these two say their nuptials.  They had a full crowd and one beautiful ceremony at the historic Rosenheim church in Alberta.  (For anyone who has been to this historic landmark - you will know and appreciate how exquisite this church really is- not what you'd expect to find in the middle of the prairies.)  We had planned to go back to their scenic family farm for family and formal photos afterwards, but sometimes on a wedding day - we have to go with the flow of the weather.  The rain downpour definitely put a damper on our picked photo locations - but it sure didn't affect the pure love and genuine happiness of this couple!  They were so easy going and with smiles on their faces, we took a trek to get out of the rain and went to work!  Having fun along the way, we definitely captured some awesome moments.  But this was all not long before we got hit with one of the biggest rain storms of the year!  But isn't rain supposed to be good luck on a wedding?  That's what we went with!

The evening was full of great laughs, great food, and great visits (and of course, tons of dancing!)  They had family and friends from all over come enjoy the evening - some of the relatives travelled as far as Europe to come celebrate this beautiful couple.  Dancing til the wee hours in the morning - I think it's fair to say that fun was had by all!

Congratulations once again Natasha & Joe - we have no doubt you have many years of bliss ahead of you!  Enjoy the journey together - it's sure to be a great one.

 

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Megan + Forbes | Engagement

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Megan + Forbes | Engagement

Megan and Forbes came all the way from Lloydminster for the day to allow us to capture their engagement photos. Megan chose the lovely Whitemud Park for the photos which at this time of year had a mixture of fall colours, earthy tones and a little bit of snow. The park is scattered with foot bridges, covered trails, a winding creek and wild life.  

We had a great time with this beautiful couple and it was a great reminder on why we love what we do. 

Congratulations Megan and Forbes. We can't wait for your wedding in July. 

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Fall Photos

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Fall Photos

We have had an amazing fall season for photos so far this year. The warm and rich tones that accompany the fall season are some of our favourite photos of the year. Combine the fall setting with a bunch of lovely families and fall quickly becomes a "can't wait for it to get here" time for photographers. We even had a little bit of snow this year to add another element and as much as snow is tough to want, it helps make some excellent photos. 

Here are some of the images we captured with some of the beautiful families we got to photograph so far this fall season. 

 

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2016 First Truck Drive Fore A Cure Golf Tournament

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2016 First Truck Drive Fore A Cure Golf Tournament

This week I was given the opportunity to photograph the 2016 First Truck Drive Fore A Cure Golf Tournament at the Belvedere Golf and Country Club in support of the MS Society. The tournament raises money for multiple sclerosis research in the fight to cure the disease that affects over 100,000 Canadians. Funding is needed for researchers to continue their work to find a cause of multiple sclerosis, develop better treatments for managing multiple sclerosis and to ultimately cure the disease. Events like this coupled with the continuous generous support of Albertans is moving researchers closer and closer to their goals.

One of the most impactful things that I got to witness at the tournament was the research that the University of Alberta is conducting in the search of the cause of multiple sclerosis. Prior to teeing off on the tenth hole, golfers were given the opportunity to discuss research with a pair of University of Alberta researchers and how their work is impacting the search for the cure. It gave golfers and donors a way to see the impact that their generosity has in a local research environment like the University of Alberta. 

Prior to the start of the tournament the area experienced some intense lightning and rain but about an hour or so before the shotgun start, the skies cleared up and the morning was perfect for golf. Hitting the course in support of the MS Society was 144 golfers who would be treated to a great day of golf followed by an amazing steak supper and a auction that included items generously donated to support multiple sclerosis research. 

Photographing the days events was awesome! The joy of the golfers, even the ones who may have spent more time in the rough then the fairway, the enthusiasm of the volunteers and the hole sponsors made the day on the links that much more enjoyable. 

Here are some of the photos I captured from the day, hopefully capturing what a great event this was. 

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